# Questions tagged [migration]

The process of migrating off-topic questions from one Stack Exchange site to another.

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### Potential "technical" obstacle to migrations, and suggestion for a solution

Practical advice: If you want to/vote to migrate something to another site (especially math.SE) please make sure that at least one of the tags on the question exists on the target site (math.SE). ...

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### Migrating to Math.SE: too many close reasons

As everyone knows, we get a fair number of questions on this site that are not research level, but would be appropriate for http://math.stackexchange.com. As a frequent Math.SE user, I have an ...

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### Has the switch to SE 2.0 increased the rate of low-level / inappropriate questions?

I would be curious to know whether, now that links to MO appear in the footer of every SE 2.0 site, and in the "hot questions" list of the Stack Exchange button, the rate of inappropriate questions ...

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### How to respond to premature crossposts from Math.SE?

There seems to be a general feeling (if not policy) to the effect that questions should not be simultaneously posted to MathOverflow and Math StackExchange (Math.SE). (I think there may have been a ...

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### Why was "The origin(s) of the word “elliptic” migrated to hsm?

This question on the history of the ellipse terminology was migrated to hsm after a week of being active on MO and receiving several useful answers.
Did the OP ask for migration?
Why are some ...

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### Questions about applied mathematics

There's a discussion taking place at this question Mathematical study of Mpemba effect? where the author UwF is arguing that this question isn't clearly off-topic and would like some explanations for ...

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### When questions are migrated, so are comments, and this can cause misconceptions

I recently noticed a question posted to MO that was migrated to MSE. Furthermore the comment was also migrated along with the question. The content of the comment was "This is not the right site for ...

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### migration versus on-hold

Several questions have been migrated to m.se of late, and several others have been put "on hold" as off-topic, and I'm having trouble seeing how the distinction is made between the two courses of ...

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### What outgoing migration paths should we have?

Now that we can migrate off topic questions, what sort of migration paths should be useful to have?
I think that adding at least Cross Validated, if not one or two of the other science sites, would ...

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### How does migration work with this brave new MathOverflow?

To premise my question, understand that I have been (and intend to continue to be) active on MO, and have not yet started to learn how the rest of SE 2.0 works.
The meta.MO question migration versus ...

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### the correct way to "cross-post"?

Obviously is to not cross-post at all. If I asked a question on Math.SE the crickets chirp, how do I move it to MO? Or rephrase in an acceptable way?
I think we've all done it one or twice asked a ...

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### Moving back my question to MO

References on Gerbes question is migrated from MO to meta.
It was never about MO. I was only giving information about search I have done. None of the comments except one has objection with this. None ...

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### Well-received but unanswered Math SE question; should I consider posting it here or requesting migration?

The Mathematics SE question Can there be an energetically unbounded three-body orbit where escape is impossible due to conservation of angular momentum? was well received and someone had graciously ...

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### Probability question migrated to stats.stackexchange

What has happened to the following question?: https://mathoverflow.net/posts/202242/revisions
Firstly, it looks like a reasonable question to me (although the notation could be improved). Why was it ...

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### How to (re)tag such that migration works?

As discussed elsewhere it is crucial that a question that should be migrated has a matching tag on the target site (otherwise the migration is rejected and the question closed on the source site).
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### Migration of a detailed answer on MathOverflow Meta to Math.SE

Upon reading Professor Hamkins' detailed answer to this recent Question about $i$ versus $-i$ here on MathOverflow Meta, and his accommodating comments:
Oh, I see now that this was a meta question,...

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### Can I migrate this question to Mathoverflow?

I asked the question
"Which sets occur as boundaries of other sets in topological spaces?"
on MathStackExchange on June 23, thinking that the answer is probably known, but there are no answers yet. ...

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### Failed migration?

What happened to this question? When I saw it in the review queue, it had 3 votes to migrate to MSE, and 1 vote to close (Yemon's custom reason). But after I cast the last vote to close, it is now put ...

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### Migration to stats.stackexchange.com

Today I came across this question, which seems to me would be better asked at stats.stackexchange.com. I tried flagging the question as off-topic/migration, but only meta.mathoverflow.net and math....

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### Adding "Academia.StackExchange" to the migration list

First, I hope that the request is appropriate and asked at the right place. If you have any issue with it, remarks are warmly welcomed.
When flagging a question for "Off-topic > This question belongs ...

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### What happens when a question is migrated to MSE?

When a question is closed as off topic and migrated, will it no longer appear in MO, or will it appear in MO with a note saying it has been migrated?
Similarly, in MSE, will it say "migrated from MO" ...

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### Migrating a manifold learning question from CS theory to MO overflow

I just opened the following question:
Are there any learning algorithms with any provable guarantees for manifold learning or manifold regularization?
the question is mainly about algorithms and ...

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### Rationale for migration to MSE of a well-received question on MO

I was a bit surprised (annoyed?) by the migration of this question from MO to MSE. Yes, the question could have been asked on MSE, but it was asked on MO, received much attention there, with a high-...

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### What happens when a question with a bounty is migrated?

I asked a question a few days ago which has received no responses (comments or answers) in spite of the fact that I put a 150 point bounty on it yesterday. It is quite possible that it just hasn't ...

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### Wording of migration closure

When we close a question through migration to another SE site, it gets a box looking like
The blue text to math.stackexchange.com is a link pointing to the newly created clone at the other end of the ...

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### Blocked migration to MathSE

The following MO question Why is $O(n;k)$ not connected, and has four connected components? (revisions/timeline)
had the following history
had a detailed answer
(a) has been closed as off-topic (by ...

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### Migrating a question removes some comments?

This question has just been migrated to MSE, but I notice that not all comments were migrated in the process. This is unfortunate because one comment (by YuiTo Cheng) pointed to a highly relevant ...

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### Migration to Physics.SE

Several times, including perhaps this question today I would have liked to suggest migration to Physics.SE. Similar to this question I would like to ask for this feature to become available as a ...

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### Is it possible to Un-migrate a question?

I was not sure at first, but I think this question migrated from MO to MSE has been underestimated, and would receive better answers from MO users. It is related to another question (which was well ...

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### Why was this math puzzle question migrated to Science Fiction & Fantasy?

There was a recent question on MathOverflow which was just incorrectly migrated to Science Fiction & Fantasy (where it has been promptly deleted). I suspect the reason the question was migrated ...

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### Soft question on history of Cohen Macaulay rings

A user over at MSE flagged https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/455506/why-cohen-macaulay-rings-have-become-important-in-commutative-algebra#question suggesting that it is suitable for MO.
The ...

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### Should my question be migrated?

I asked a question about the time-complexity of a problem on MathOverflow. Is it a good idea to migrate this to Theoretical Computer Science, since I almost had no response at all here?

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### Non-research level question

I just gave an answer to the following question:
https://mathoverflow.net/questions/153157/a-lemma-on-the-growth-of-the-number-of-certain-edge-paths-for-a-given-train-trac/153170
but I think the ...

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### Option to migrate to CS Theory

We should add the option to migrate to Theoretical Computer Science when voting to close. This question is an obvious candidate.

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### Migrated question and email notification

It seems that a migrated question does not appear in the email notifications of its tags.
Question: Should it appear?
By migrated question I mean a question migrated on mathoverflow, and by e-mail ...

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### This MSE question was rejected for a migration on MO. Are you agree with this decision?

One month ago, I've asked the following question on MSE:
Is the left regular representation of an algebra, always faithful?
Up to now, this question has received 5 upvotes but no answer.
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### Can we migrate users with their questions?

If a question is migrated from MO to MSE, would (or should) it be possible to automatically create the user an account at MSE and link it to the one at MO if they don't have an MSE account yet?
I don'...

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### Stack Overflow Reference in Out of topic flag

This question is motivated by this post, but not exclusively.
When we flag OP's as off topic, under the "this question belongs in another site of the stack community", the StackOverflow website is ...

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### migration issues

I dealt with two questions today that seemed on the more elementary side in terms of
mathematical content. Geoff Robinson posted some interesting answers, more so than
my attempts. Coincidentally, ...

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### The (tag-removed) tag and migration

Occasionally I have seen that for low-level questions (such as introductory calculus exercises or similar level) some user replaced the tags by the tag-removed tag1 - to indicate that the question is ...

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### How about a way to flag a question for migration to another site without down voting it

If the question is valid, it seems churlish to down-vote it, especially since doing so affects the user's reputation adversely. Sure, it's a mistake to ask a question on the wrong SE site, but I don't ...

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### Redirection for off-topics posts

At the moment there are three choices in the Closing > Off-Topics > Migration tab.
Shouldn't the other stackexchange websites
http://matheducators.stackexchange.com and https://hsm.stackexchange.com/...

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### Can I migrate this question about the divergence of an infinite product to Mathoverflow?

I thought this problem was just an homework-level but it turned out neither two of my professors in the area of analysis nor users active in mathstackexchange could give me a complete solution. The ...

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### Migration from mathoverflow to other stackexchange sites

I've never figured out how "migration" works, but I've repeatedly seen its existence mentioned, and I've seen migrated questions. Thus when I posted a question about the shape of the earth to math (...

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### Is this question migratable to MO?

Is it worth migrating this question to MO, from math.SE?
It seems elementary but did not get any response on MSE even after 10 days.

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### Why is my question on martingales off-topic and not migrated?

Here is my question: https://mathoverflow.net/questions/225181/show-that-ex-t-t-infty-le-ex-0-and-cp-sup-x-n-ge-c-le-ex-0
I said in the beginning to please migrate if needed. Could it be on-topic ...

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### Ability to flag for migration to other stackoverflow sites

Currently on mathoverflow, flags can be set for questions to be migrated to meta.mathoverflow, math.stackexchange, and stats.stackexchange. However, there are often questions that belong on other ...

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### Recommending to move the question to another site

I am trying to recommend to move the question to another SE site.
When I press the corresponding button, the menu pops up which offers me choices:
meta, MathSE, stats. And no more choices. How can I ...

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### Migration site list lacks entries

The question What is the integral of temperature over space called? obviously belongs elsewhere. Most probably the proper place is physics.SE, but in any case not here on meta, not on math.SE, and not ...

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### Would the question "Fourier series is to Fourier transform what Laurent series is to …?" be on topic at MO?

I asked the question Fourier series is to Fourier transform what Laurent series is to …? over at MSE, since that's where my questions usually belong to. But since I couldn't find any resources on it, ...